Firefighters called to deal with suspected petrol leak
PUBLISHED: 11:00 01 January 2019 | UPDATED: 10:05 02 January 2019
Firefighters were called this morning (Tuesday) to deal with a petrol leak.
A strong smell of petrol was detected in Axbridge’s St Mary Street, prompting the emergency call.
A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service received a call reporting a strong smell of petrol.
“Blue Watch fire control immediately mobilised one fire appliance from Cheddar to attend this incident.
“On arrival the incident commander confirmed a petrol leak from a generator which the crew removed from the property.
“The crew got to work naturally ventilating the property then used a positive pressure ventilation fan to ensure all fumes were out of the property.
“The crew thoroughly checked the property using a gas monitor and a hose reel jet for firefighter protection.
“The incident was handed back to the occupier.”